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A picture of the Wii with a Wii Remote

A picture of the Wii and a Wii Remote

Release Date(s)
  • November 19, 2006 (North America)
  • December 2, 2006 (Japan)
  • December 7, 2006 (Australia)
  • December 8, 2006 (Europe)
Units Sold

99.84 million

Best Selling Game

Wii Sports

Metroid Game(s)

The Wii is the successor to the Nintendo GameCube created and distributed by Nintendo. It was released on November 19, 2006 in America; December 2, 2006 in Japan; December 7, 2006 in Australia; December 8, 2006 in Europe; and April 26, 2008 in South Korea. It was discontinued in October 20, 2013, shortly after the release of its successor, the Wii U, on November 18, 2012.[1]

Unlike other systems, it uses motion control to operate. It is backward-compatible with the Nintendo GameCube.

List of Metroid games on the Wii


Wii Remote

The Wii Remote, also referred to as Wiimote, is the main controller for the Wii system and uses motion control. One Wii remote comes with the Wii system.


  • A Button Wii.png
  • B Button Wii.png
  • Home Button Wii.png
  • Plus Button Wii.png
  • Minus Button Wii.png
  • 1 Button Wii.png
  • 2 Button Wii.png
  • Controlpad Wii.png (Dpad Up Wii.png, Dpad Down Wii.png, Dpad Right Wii.png, and Dpad Left Wii.png)


The Nunchuck is the secondary controller and can be attached to the Wii Remote. It has two buttons, and has a three-axis accelerometer for control similar to the Wii Remote.


  • C
  • Z
  • Control Stick


  1. "The Wii's successor, the Wii U, was released on November 18, 2012. On October 20, 2013, Nintendo confirmed it had discontinued production of the Wii in Japan and Europe, although the Wii Mini is still in production and available in Europe." Wii, Wikipedia